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The Witch of the West Is Dead (2008)

Nishi no majo ga shinda (original title)
Mai (Mayu Takahashi), a junior high school student, refuses to go to school. Her parents are living apart, so her distressed but sympathetic mother sends her to stay with her grandmother in... See full summary »

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Yûichi Kimura ...
Kenji
Nao Ohmori ...
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Ryô ...
Ma
Katsumi Takahashi ...
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Mayu Takahashi ...
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Mai (Mayu Takahashi), a junior high school student, refuses to go to school. Her parents are living apart, so her distressed but sympathetic mother sends her to stay with her grandmother in the country for awhile. What a change it turns out to be. Her grandmother gives Mai training as a witch (she calls herself "The Witch of the West") and also teaches Mai important values on life itself. Written by luraz isketambola

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21 June 2008 (Japan)  »

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touching & very well done
28 December 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most beautiful films i'v seen lately , concerning human interaction. a young girl , having trouble in adapting at school...is send to her grandmother , who lives in a beautiful garden, nature sanctuary somewhere in a Japanese forest. Granny is a born English lady who teaches the young girl all kinds of lessons , ... the girl is having a great time at her grandmothers , is learning a lot about love & live... the scenes in this film are lovely and tranquil...a pleasure to watch.the film score is wonderful. and the story in all is simple but moving. the ending makes you cry. nowhere is this film's sentimentality corny or unreal. a wonderful story , well acted and told in a touching way.


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